Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Zesty in character and jam-packed with a creamy finish, the Newcastle Winter IPA is full-bodied and hoppy, delivering unique and authentic malt flavors for the cold season and snowy matchdays.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (684) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Harris Teeter, picked up as a six pack. Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma is malty with floral hops. Flavor is also malt and floral hops. The beer is medium to full bodied, but not too overpowering with the alcohol. A decent beer, but not the best IPA I have ever tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
J_man (697) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Light roasty aroma with a slightly pungent scent I canít place. Really pretty crystal clear light/medium copper color with a white head. Light toasted bread and hay tastes with a very light sourness in the back. Nicely balanced earthy hop bitterness with a slight pine taste. Lightly creamy texture. Finishes dry and clean. Decent English style IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (827) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Color was light caramel. Probably an inch of head. Caramel-colored lacing with some bubbles on the top. Some frosty film on the sides that stayed throughout. Smelled caramel malts first. Also some toffee, light coffee and light chocolate in there as well. Caramel malts up front in the initial taste, followed by a smooth toffee taste. Toasty or roasty finish. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish. A decent beer. It started out very good with the sight and smell, but the rest wasnít as good. I would try this again though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3256) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Pours a clear dark amber with a nice fine-bubbled pale tan head. Aroma is hoppy, a little malty and a little spicy. Hoppy, spicy flavor makes it taste somewhat like an IPA mixed with a winter warmer - distinctive and interesting. Texture is firm-bodied, edgy and fizzy, leaving a nice, if not persistent, tingle. Look for it.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle @ home. Clear, burnt orange appearance with a white head that disappears in no time. Medicinal, herbal hoppy, horrible aroma. Toasty malty, herbal hoppy, horrible macro flavor. One of the worst beers Iíve ever had and definitely the worst IPA Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 Pours a medium copper with a white short lived head. Aroma is dominated by soapy hops with a slight malt note with a funky fruitiness. Flavor is somewhat complex with a hoppiness up front giving way to a malty finish. Not "brilliant" but ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Poured into my new castle glass on my new castle bar mat. I really wondered what the Brits idea of an IPA would be, and now I see itís not quite my idea. Aroma is malty, and earthy hops. Flavor was better, I taste spicy hops. Palate is thick and finishes watery. Overall not my idea of ipa, and by the ratings people agree, but it is drinkable as a amber. I used one to marinade some steaks, hopefully that proves good use for this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grape, earthiness, light grassiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuit, light earthiness, light grape and light grasssiness with a crisp lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
IrishBoy (3820) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
12 oz bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose is vegetal and floral with a hint of toffee. Clear light amber with a small beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter with some caramel and a slight peppery spices. Tastes much better than it smells.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Sorry Newcastle! I expected more from you guys. Poured a dark amber, clear with nice carbonation. head laced to the side. Aroma was kind of a strange european aroma, not one that was noticeable, definately not hoppy. Taste was again kind of strange, probably from the Super Styrian and Styrian Goldings hops I had to research to identify. Mouthfeel was good, aftertaste as unexceptional. Nice try but itís not worth buying another bottle.

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